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North East Festival

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After the grand success of the last 9 editions of the mega event, the biggest and the most colorful festival is back again. Get Ready for the 10th edition.We bring to you the diverse culture and tradition of Northeast India, exhibitions of the finest products of NE, the best of musical bands, ace fashion showsand many more all in one platform.

After a long hiatus due to the Covid Pandemic, the 10th edition of the North East Festival will be held on 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th December 2022 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

North East Festival, 2022 will have a Make In North East Exhibition showcasing the various handloom & crafts, organic food, agri-Horti processing products, and industrial products of various SHGs, farmers, weavers, and entrepreneurs of North East. A series of B2B Meet on tourism and trade will take place.

North East Festival will showcase the best of North East India’s cultural resources in Delhi. North East Festival holds the regard for hosting the best music festival in Delhi and is an enticing gateway for the exceptional talents of NE. Northeast Festival has been organizing the best fashion shows over the past editions.

The festival is also a hub for food lovers in Delhi, lip-smacking local and exotic delicacies of North East India will be presented and served by various popular restaurants during the festival. It will also have art, a photography exhibition and the list goes on!

Get ready to experience India’s Northeast all in one platform at North East Festival 2022.

Trend MMS

Organizer of North East Festival

Trend MMS is a not-for-profit Socio-Cultural Trust, engaged in the promotion of socio-cultural activities. We are North East India’s largest Creative and Event organsiation with experience of some of the successful awareness camapigns. We have some iconic initiatives of our own like North East Festival in Delhi, Colours of Northeast in Mumbai, Rongali in Assam, and Northeast India Festival in Bangkok.

Led by famous entrepreneur Shyamkanu Mahanta, we’ve a team of creative professionals having substantial experience, turning your ideas into action. Customer centricity is at the core of Trend MMS and it is this belief that has led the business to build long-term relationships. Ensuring a positive customer experience, and making available goods and/or services that are of top-notch quality is given prime importance.

Mr. Shyamkanu Mahanta

Shyamkanu Mahanta, Well known entrepreneur, columnist, and influencer. An Engineer and MBA by profession, Mr. Mahanta has worked in NEDFi and IL&FS in various parts of the country and is now a successful entrepreneur. He runs the largest infrastructure project management company of NER employing more than 250 technical personnel. He is a regular columnist in newspapers and a well-known commentator in regional and national media.

He is famous for the North East Festival initiative, which is the most famous product of North East India outside. He has been organizing the North East Festival since 2013 in Delhi, which brings out the best of NER's music, dance, fashion, food, tourism and trade potential, etc. Mr. Mahanta recently drove the famous North East India Festival in Bangkok which is been officially accepted by the other Indian and Thai Government as an initiative to promote Act East Policy. The first edition of the North East India Festival was organized in 2019 in Bangkok, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi mentioned it during his Town Hall address in 2019 in Bangkok as an attempt to connect North East to South East Asia. Mr. Mahanta also is the promoter of the famous Rongali Festival, which promotes brotherhood amongst tribes and to promote entrepreneurship and talent. The sixth edition was organized in April 2022 in Guwahati and was attended by more than 2 lakhs people and more than 200 entrepreneurs showcased products.

North-East Festival is an attempt to create awareness about North East India across the country. The first edition of NEF was organized at Delhi on 8th and 9th November 2013 at IGNCA, New Delhi. For the first time, 8 State Govt of NER joined hand to promote and North East Culture and to highlight various issues faced by the region. The two-day extravaganza- biggest ever on North East India witnessed a Carnival of North East folk music, ethnic dance, a performance by top musical icons, ethnic fashion show, North East Foods, tourism etc.

The NEF was also a platform to highlight the various issues of the region. During NEF 2013 serious discussion on issues of importance such as Internal security and look east policy, Tourism B2B, Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Student security in Delhi etc saw the participation of top bureaucrats of the country as well North East stakeholders - journalists, intellectuals, State Govt, student bodies etc.

Another event Colors of North East - organized at Taj Mahal Palace. In between NEF organized Colours of North East at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai wherein top industrialists, Bollywood personalities media of Mumbai participated in an evening to showcase North East culture, tourism and fabric. It got wide publicity in Mumbai's media and also many Bollywood flim makers have shown interest in flim shootings in North East.